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Published Nov. 18, 2015  (Updated 4:25 p.m.)

TransformSC, an education initiative of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, will host a conference about competency-based progression and how it meets the needs of students.

Speakers for the Dec. 3 event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ridge View High School, include Gene Wilhoit, CEO, Center for Innovation in Education at University of Kentucky Partner, Student Achievement Partners; and Judy Beard, principal, Whittemore Park Middle School, Horry County School District.

Also on the program are three educators from New Hampshire’s Stanborn Regional School District: Ellen Hume-Howard, curriculum director; Brian J. Blake, superintendent; and Brian M. Stack, principal.

TransformSC is a collaboration of business leaders, educators, students, parents and policy makers working to transform the public education system so that every student graduates prepared for careers, college and citizenship. Currently there are 37 schools from 19 districts in the TransformSC network. 

Admission is free but seats are limited. To register, click here.

The school is located at 4801 Hard Scrabble Road in Northeast Columbia.

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